Today I fished a little stream that flows through some beautiful woodlands. The hemlock dominate as they seem to whenever brook trout are home. But there are the usual hardwoods and plenty of mountain laurel. The stream was flowing with good volume, the rains have indeed helped. The pools were inviting and had that awesome plunge at the heads and those long slick tail outs. I found brookies in all parts of the stream and so they felt at home through out.
I started fishing dries and soon found out that's not what they wanted. As soon as I went sub-surface the strikes started. This stream like many in the northeast took a beating from late summer through early fall. Low conditions were the norm. But I am happy to report that the brook trout have endured.
This stream has some of the most beautiful brook trout in Connecticut. The next one brought to hand is prettier than the last.
This section was so moving to me that I ran some video of it.
It also held a jewel or two. This was probably my last outing until after Christmas. We are expecting more rain so I'm confident the fish will be happy and waiting.